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Acadia National Park is one of the gems of Maine's state and local parks

Trail at Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor, ME - Photo Credit National Park Service
Acadia National Park

Maine Route 3 Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3338

This magnificent park on the rugged coast of Maine is on Mount Desert Island; it surrounds the town of Bar Harbor.
Visitors come for many attractions and activities, like bicycling, bird watching, boating, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, scenic drives, swimming, skiing and snowmobiling. Featured places are Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on Mount Desert Island; Cadillac Mountain; Isle au Haut; and the Wild Gardens of Acadia. The park is laced with 19th-century carriage trails for walking, biking, and driving.
Visitor Centers: Hulls Cove Visitor Center, Route 3, and the Sieur de Monts Nature Center are open May through October; Park Headquarters is open November through mid-May. - Park Maps
Cobscook Bay State Park - Dennysville, ME - Photo Credit Shannon Guilmet
Cobscook Bay State Park

40 South Edmunds Road Dennysville, ME, 04628 Phone: 207-726-4412

Cobscook Bay surrounds this park on three sides and offers the natural beauty of dramatically changing tides, from 24 to 28 feet, compared to an average of 9 feet along Maine's southern coast. The park has 106 campsites for tents and recreational vehicles (RVs) along a sheltered inlet within the larger bay. There is a boat launch, but boaters should be aware of dangerous rapids created by fast-moving tides. Lots of fun trails to explore. - Park Guide & Map (PDF) - Campground Map
Quoddy Head Lighthouse - Quoddy head State Park - Lubec, ME
Quoddy Head State Park

973 South Lubec Road Lubec, ME, 04652 Phone: 207-733-0911

Quoddy Head State Park is on the tip of America's easternmost peninsula, and adjacent to the historic West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Great place for a picnic, to enjoy scenery or the earliest sunrise in the country, and to explore trails along the cliffs. Visitors can the towering red cliffs of Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada, across the Quoddy Channel. Open daily from May 15 to October 15, 9am - Sunset. - Park Map with Trails (PDF)
Roosevelt Campobello International Park - Near Lubec, ME - Photo Credit National Park Service
Roosevelt Campobello International Park (Canada)

459 Route 774, Welshpool, New Brunswick Near Lubec, ME, 04652 Phone: 506-752-2922

The park is located on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, just across the FDR Memorial Bridge from the U.S. town of Lubec. This was the summer home for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Now a 2,600-acre park, visitors can see the home or hike on more than eight miles of trails.
Grounds open year round from a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Visitor Center and Roosevelt Cottage open daily from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Columbus Day, 9am to 5pm.
Shackford Head State Park - Eastport, ME
Shackford Head State Park

Deep Cove Road Eastport, ME, 04631 Phone: 207-726-4412

Shackford Head State Park covers 90 acres on Moose Island overlooking Cobscook Bay. This undeveloped park on a peninsula has beaches, coves, and a dramatic headland at Shackford Head. Several miles of trails cross the headland. An easy hike of one mile from the parking area through the woods to the rocky headland allows beautiful views of Cobscook Bay. No admission fee. - Trail Map (PDF)